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Offlinebudslide
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50/50 w/ Jiffy Mix and Coir?
    #3741899 - 02/06/05 08:15 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Alright, I'm going to be casing my WBS eq jars in a few days here, and I've just now noticed I can't find any verm. in my area due to the time of year...

My question is, would doing a 50/50 of Jiffy Mix (its a mix of verm, peat, and some lime for buffer) and Coir be any better then using just plain Coir or Jiffy mix?

I've done casings with Jiffy Mix with good results, and I've done casings with Coir with good results, just wondering if anyone has tried a mix of the two...

Also, if I'm better of using one or the other, and I can't find any oyster shell for buffer, would I be better using the Jiffy Mix instead of coir since I would have no buffer?

just a grower trying to get back into the swing of things, thanks for any and all advice you can give me!!


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Re: 50/50 w/ Jiffy Mix and Coir? [Re: budslide]
    #3742081 - 02/06/05 08:59 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

a friend uses with great success meijer seedling starter(canadian sphagym peat moss, vermiculite,limestone(ph adjuster) and a wetting agent(some perlite) mixed with coir... usually a 50/50 or so mixture....


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Re: 50/50 w/ Jiffy Mix and Coir? [Re: dobinky]
    #3742390 - 02/06/05 10:09 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I dont think you need the coir, it wont really do you much good. Peat/verm+buffer is probably as good as you'll get. I've heard Jiffy Mix is ghetto but I dont know why that is, never saw the answer.


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Re: 50/50 w/ Jiffy Mix and Coir? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3742527 - 02/06/05 10:41 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Alight, thanks for the responses guys, that sounds promising dobinky.

I'm guessing the ghettos has something to do with the quality of the stuff they use, but who knows... I'll probably just try it for the sake of experimentation now scatmanrav, as long as I don't find out something new about it that sways me.

Now I've got a new question...
does it matter how old the stuff is? I've had this Jiffy Mix for probably 6 months or so and its been opened, but has a zip lock on top, is that enough to keep it good??


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Re: 50/50 w/ Jiffy Mix and Coir? [Re: budslide]
    #3743850 - 02/07/05 03:00 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah it shouldnt go bad, no nutes. I'd sterilize it before applying but still should be good.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: 50/50 w/ Jiffy Mix and Coir? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3744859 - 02/07/05 12:42 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Think 8 minutes on high in the microwave would be good enough? mixing it up after three minutes, and then again after another 3?

I'd PC it but I need to buy a new gasket ring for my PC, and I'm not even sure that will fix it, somebody put the lid on way too tight and bent one of the latchs a little... :rolleyes: never let stupid people borrow your stuff


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